Friday, July 19, 2013

River Street flood preparations

Posted on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 4:31 PM

The City of Savannah will close River Street public parking lots beginning at 5 p.m. today and through the weekend as a precaution in anticipation of high river levels caused by increased releases into the Savannah River from dams upstream combined with a full moon high tide.

City and police crews will monitor conditions on the waterfront, and restrict access to Rousakis Plaza if necessary.

While emergency crews "do not expect businesses to be impacted," a City spokesman says, "River Street could experience flooding in the low-lying parking lots, as well as flood water coming onto some low-lying portions of the plaza, with the potential increasing during high tides on Sunday and Monday."

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